NEW YORK CITY — Need some extra money? Grab a shovel.
The snow, slush and ice that's pounded the city and caused transit headaches in all five boroughs is now so bad that officials are recruiting everyday New Yorkers to shovel snow.
The city's Department of Sanitation issued a call for Emergency Snow Laborers to work on Thursday, removing snow and ice from bus stops, crosswalks, fire hydrants and streets throughout the city.
The call went out to a list of 1,745 pre-registered workers who can report to a local DSNY garage on Thursday at 8 a.m. to get started.
The department is also looking for new recruits to help deal with the winter weather. Interested workers can register at their local DSNY garage between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. The garages are listed and mapped on the agency's website.
The snow-shoveling gig pays $12 per hour, and increases to $18 after the first 40 hours. Applicants have to be at least 18 years old, eligible to work in the United States and capable of performing heavy physical labor.